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How To Add Meta Tags To Your WordPress Blog

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Once you know your keywords and have successfully implemented them in your visible content you will want to include them in your invisible content as meta tags. Before you start make sure you know your keywords. For more information read How To Dial In Your Keywords and Making Friends With The Spider.

You can find out what keywords your competitors are using by ctrl-clicking (or right click) in your browser and choosing view source. Then search for a tag that reads:

<meta name="keywords" content="their keywords will be written here" />

When you are starting out it is a good idea to check out the leaders in your field before deciding on your keywords. You may just get some useful pointers ;)

Adding Tags To Your WordPress

Adding tags to your wordpress blog is simple and you don’t even need to know any code!

Simply add the plugin “All in One SEO Pack” which you can search for within the WordPress control panel (Plugins>Add New). Once you have activated it you will have some options at the bottom of each post where you can add a Title, a Description and Keywords. Simply fill out this information before you publish each post and you are done.



  • David said:

    I have the All In One SEO pack installed and for some reason have never thought to fill in the title, description, and meta tags for each post. I think I was lulled into thinking it was all automatic because of the blurb for the plug-in and because I filled in the description and meta tags on the set-up page for the plug-in.

    So thank you for that. I am now working my way through my posts to update them with the info.

    Good post – thanks.


    Tim Scullin Reply:

    Yeah its hidden way down the bottom there! Good thing your on to it now.


  • Ravi said:


    I have added Meta description on the main page. But how can I post on each page of my wordpress blog? Can I do that? How important is it to have different meta descriptions in different page?

    Please let me know how to do that.




  • donny said:

    good info..keep it up bro..i still blurr how to add meta tags on my website..can someone teach me please..


  • 2base tl said:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.


  • zoe said:

    I’m looking for some plugin to add meta tags. and I will try this plugin. thank your for your suggestion.


  • Jason said:

    WOW! I’m really new to wordpress and creating websites in general. I’ve already spent a ton of money trying to get traffic to my site and it hasn’t gone so well. Hopefully this SEO plugin will help, wish I would have known there was a plugin like that before buying traffic.Thanks for the info and all the great info on this site, will be returning often as I have a lot to learn!


  • Ghazanfar said:


    How can I post on each page of my wordpress blog? Can I do that? How important is it to have different meta descriptions in different page?

    Please let me know how to do that.




  • Azmi Radhiya said:

    nice tips meta tag for ny wordpress..
    tks you so much


  • Earn Money With Blog said:

    thank you very much for this nice and wonderful tip. i was looking for such a way to add meta tags into my word press blog. Now i can do it easily and feel really happy. Thanks you


  • Nick said:

    What’s up, yes this paragraph is actually nice and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging. thanks.


  • travels said:

    This is a nice post but I want to how to put meta tags free wordpress blog ?


  • Roelof Wielinga said:

    Hi, that All in One SEO Pack is awesome. I am using it on my website and it makes publishing a lot easier.


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